Kōrero: Arts education and training

Port Nicholson Mechanics' Institute, 1849

 Port Nicholson Mechanics' Institute, 1849

Mechanics' institutes, set up to foster learning among the working class, included drawing among the subjects taught. In this 1849 advertisement, the Port Nicholson Mechanics' Institute offers instruction in linear drawing.

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National Library of New Zealand, Papers Past
Reference: Wellington Independent, 31 January 1849, p.4

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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Megan Cook and Caren Wilton, 'Arts education and training - Visual artists', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/document/45137/port-nicholson-mechanics-institute-1849 (accessed 24 August 2019)

Story by Megan Cook and Caren Wilton, published 22 Oct 2014